Posts Written On June 29, 2012

Go Further with @Ford 2012: Trend Conference

I spent this week at Ford HQ at Dearborn, Michigan to see all the new things happening at Ford.

With a star studded panel and lots of interesting topics – Ford is really cutting edge in design, concept and leading the auto industry into the brave new world with technology that we only dream of! Like the workshop I went to last month in Geneva, there was a visual recorder who drew exactly what we were talking about.

Ford invited over 250 car journalists, lifestyle bloggers, mommy bloggers, gadget and tech bloggers to spend 3 days in Michigan to get a sneak peek at all the exciting things FORD is doing in 2014 and beyond. I was one of the lucky ones to attend this year’s Ford Go Further Conference. I had a blast last year at the Forward with Ford in 2011.


We had dinner at the Ford Stadium and check out the field of the Detroit Lions. That astro-turf was deep and soft.

Ford and ZipCar partnered up to make sure over 200 university campus nationwide now have car-sharing available.

Trend #5 is DIY. We spent an evening at Techshop – the dream workshop shared space for anyone who wants to create anything. We made sandblasted glass mugs, custom pewter jewelry, silk screening and high-pressured waterjet demo. The CEO of TechShop Mark Hatch said they are opening one in Brooklyn at Jay Street Metrotech soon. Can’t wait to go laser cut and make 3D stuff.

I will post more about Trend 1, 2, 3, 4 in upcoming posts!  Thanks FORD for an amazing time!

Test driving the VA VA VOOM of the incredible Mustang


Giveaway: Hope Cures Bracelet @projecthavehope

Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.

Hope Cures

Project Have Hope is partnering with the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation (UCCF) and is launching our newest collection – Hope Cures. These vibrant colored bracelets raise awareness of cancer, including melanoma and breast cancer, and show your support for fighters, survivors and their caregivers. One dollar from each Hope Cures bracelet purchased is donated to UCCF to provide emotional, financial and social support, and mobilize resources to improve the children’s quality of life. Due to a lack of awareness and high poverty rates, Ugandan children with cancer often do not receive treatment until they are at a very advanced stage of their disease. At this point, treatment options are both limited and often, prohibitively expensive.

Empower the women of Project Have Hope and support the children of UCCF by purchasing a Hope Cures product today!

If you want to win this bracelet –

Leave in the comment box 1. Your email address and 2. The answer to: What country’s women make these bracelets and out of what material?


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Blake Lively’s Timeless, Voluminous Waves From The Savages Premiere

Did you catch Serena, I mean Blake at her recent premiere for the movie, Savages, in Westwood, CA? If you did, you’re probably as obsessed with her hair as I am. Check out this surprisingly easy how-to for those sexy, classic waves she rocks on the red carpet.


1)    Prepare washed hair with  the Angelo David Sea Silk Styling Mousse and  Angelo David Premier Volume Spray to achieve maximum volume, then begin blow drying sections of hair.

2)    Create a deep side part then do one run  of the   1 ½ curling barrel iron to the smaller part.

3)    For the larger part, create tousled waves by running each small sections of hair onto  a 1 ½ curling barrel iron then secure with pins at the top .

4)    Once done, release all the pins and run your hands through the curls.

5)    Finish the look with L’oreal Tex Infinium Professional Hairspray for a strong hold, without the stiffness.

If you’ve got the locks for it, you better try out this look over the weekend like I’ll be doing! To get your hair done at the place it was created on the beautiful, Blake Lively, you’ll have to pay a visit to the Angelo David Salon in NYC.

48 East 43 Street, 2nd Floor (bet. Madison & Vanderbilt)
New York, NY 10017

xo, June 🙂